Francis Underwood: “You can’t purchase loyalty Raymond. Not the sort I have in mind. If you want to earn my loyalty then you have to offer yours in return. And if we can agree to that – well, you’re a man with imagination.”
Yes, Netflix just announced that South Carolina’s most-determined Democratic congressman – Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) – is set to return for another season filled with clever political moves and unending post-aggresive arrogance, as Season 2 of the Netflix Original series – “House of Cards” – is scheduled to kick-off in all territories, on February 14, 2014.
The American political drama, originally developed and produced by Beau Willimon, is an adaptation of the BBC’s television mini-series of the same name, with the entire first season consisting of 13 episodes first premiering on the service, on February 1, 2013.
Following its screening around the world, on July 18, 2013, Netflix earned the first ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ nominations for its first original online-only web television series. In fact, House of Cards received nine of Netflix’s fourteen total nominations, including; Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Kevin Spacey, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Robin Wright, and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for David Fincher.
House of Cards (Season 2) is again set to consist of 13 episodes, with Netflix having originally begun filming the follow-up to the series’ blockbuster first season sometime in April. The company reportedly finished filming on November 8 – and, earlier this week, announced that the new season’s world premiere was set for Valentine’s Day, next year.
Hinting at what viewers can expect from the second chapter of Underwood’s relentless fight for the Precedency, creator and showrunner Beau Willimon said: “It’s a rough-and-tumble game whenever power is involved — people’s ambitions, their desires, their competitive spirit will often push them to play outside the rules.”
For those who may have missed it, and don’t fancy the idea of subscribing to Netflix’s monthly package, House of Cards (Season 1) is available to buy on iTunes for $39.99 (AU).